'''Alfred North Whitehead''', Order of Merit (Commonwealth)|OM Fellow of the Royal Society|FRS
(15 February 1861 – 30 December 1947) was an English mathematician and philosopher. He is best known as the defining figure of the philosophical school known as process philosophy
[David Ray Griffin, ''Reenchantment Without Supernaturalism: A Process Philosophy of Religion'' (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001), vii.]
which today has found application to a wide variety of disciplines, including ecology, theology, education, physics, biology, economics, and psychology, among other areas.
In his early career Whitehead wrote primarily on mathematics, logic, and physics. His most notable work in these fields is the three-volume ''Principia Mathematica
'' (1910–13), which he co-wrote with former student Bertrand Russell
. ''Principia Mathematica'' is considered one of the twentieth century's most important works in mathematical...